Residency procedure in detail

While Brexit is set to take place on 31 October and the transition period in the Netherlands has been extended until 31 January 2021, the IND has been working to keep British nationals informed of their residency rights in both a deal and a no-deal scenario. The IND’s website now includes specific details of the conditions that apply to residents who want to continue to live and work in the Netherlands. It covers topics such as family reunification during the transition period and when residents can expect to receive an invitation to apply for a new residence document.

Letters from the IND

The IND previously sent temporary residence permits to British nationals ahead of the expected Brexit date of 29 March 2019. These residence permits are valid until 30 June 2020 if a no-deal Brexit occurs on 31 October. However, the IND will send new residence permits that are valid until the extended date of the national transition period (31 January 2021). Residents are advised to keep the previous letter safe until they receive the new one. UK nationals who have recently moved to the Netherlands and registered after 29 March will also receive a temporary residence permit in the coming weeks.

Learn more on the IND’s website or contact IN Amsterdam’s Brexit Information Point.